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The Distance to Home – Jenn Bishop

March 19, 2019

Last summer, Quinnen was the star pitcher of her baseball team, the Panthers. They were headed for the championship, and her loudest supporter at every game was her best friend and older sister, Haley.

This summer, everything is different. Haley’s death, at the end of last summer, has left Quinnen and her parents reeling. Without Haley in the stands, Quinnen doesn’t want to play baseball. It seems like nothing can fill the Haley-sized hole in her world. The one glimmer of happiness comes from the Bandits, the local minor league baseball team. For the first time, Quinnen and her family are hosting one of the players for the season. Without Haley, Quinnen’s not sure it will be any fun, but soon she befriends a few players. With their help, can she make peace with the past and return to the pitcher’s mound? (Description taken from the book: The Distance to Home.


Story —


Violence/Scariness —

A baseball player gets hit in the head with a baseball and gets sent to the hospitable, Quinnen’s sister dies in a car crash, Quinnen rams a bucket into an adult’s stomach.


Language —

Quinnen’s sister says ‘I hate you’ to Quinnen.


Sex/Love —

There is a girlfriend and boyfriend, Quinnen types on her sister’s phone ‘I think we should brake up’, Quinnen’s mom wants her to read a book about training bras and periods, Quinnen’s sister kisses someone thinking no one was around.


Drugs/Alcohol —

N/A


Other Info

Title — The Distance to Home

Author — Jenn Bishop

Series — N/A

Book in Series — N/A

Pages — 217

Publishing Date — 2016

Publisher — Penguin Random House

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